The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), a government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, is responsible for strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global centre for business, innovation, and talent. We undertake investment promotion and industry development, and work with international businesses, both foreign and local, by providing information, connection to partners and access to government incentives for their investments. Our mission is to create sustainable economic growth, with vibrant business and good job opportunities for Singapore.
For more information on EDB, please visit www.edb.gov.sg
About the Resource Development Division and the role
The Resource Development Division (RDD) works as a team with internal stakeholders (e.g. Accounts Group) and external stakeholders (e.g. private companies and other government agencies) to develop policies and products that promote competitive and sustainable use of resources (such as energy, utilities and land) and physical infrastructure for industrial development. There are 2 departments in RDD – Energy and Land & Utilities:
(i) The Energy department is responsible for galvanizing climate action within the industry. The department manages trade-offs across industrial sectors and promotes the adoption of energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions abatement measures amongst industrialists.
(ii) The Land & Utilities department is responsible for forward planning Singapore’s industrial land needs and utilities, and focuses on ensuring competitive pricing and future readiness.
The person in this role may hold a dual portfolio across these 2 departments. The responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
• Perform rigorous analysis for policy planning and development
• Conduct quantitative and qualitative research
• Explore economic opportunities in circular economy and sustainability
• Develop, manage and review resource efficiency incentives
• Prepare comprehensive and succinct policy papers and presentation materials
To meet the challenges of the role, you will have to:
• Have a keen interest in policy formulation, with the willingness to be hands-on to implement policy changes and projects
• Be able to engage companies in the manufacturing and exportable services sectors in both 1-1 and 1-to-many settings
• Be able to understand and assess Singapore’s needs and develop the right solutions
• Degree in Economics, Science, Engineering or other relevant disciplines
• At least 1 year of experience in a similar or relevant role
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate and present the key findings of an analysis to a non-technical audience
• Strong analytical skills and an ability to synthesize information and conceptualize ideas through creative & logical thinking
• A good team player who is well organised, patient and persistent, and willing to consider new ideas
• Self-motivated and positive attitude, with excellent work ethic
We assess applications on a rolling basis and applicants may expect to receive an application outcome within 8 weeks of application date.